We Have Come So Far
We have taller buildings, but
wider freeways, but narrower
we spend more, but have less;
we buy more, but enjoy it less.
We have bigger houses and smaller
more conveniences, but less time;
we have more degrees, but less
more knowledge, but less judgment;
more experts, but more problems;
more medicine, but less wellness.
We drink too much, smoke too much,
spend too recklessly, laugh too
drive too fast, get too angry too
stay up too late, get up too tired,
read too seldom, watch TV too much,
and pray too seldom.
We have multiplied our possessions,
but reduced our values.
We talk too much, love too seldom
and lie too often.
We've learned how to make a living,
but not a life.
We've added years to life, not life
We've been all the way to the moon
and back, but have trouble
crossing the street to meet the new
We've conquered outer space, but
not inner space.
We've done larger things, but not
We've cleaned up the air, but
polluted the soul.
We've split the atom, but not our
We write more, but learn less.
We plan more, but accomplish less.
We've learned to rush, but not to
We have higher incomes; but lower
We have more food but less
We build more computers to hold
to produce more copies than ever,
but have less communication.
We've become long on quantity, but
short on quality.
These are the times of fast foods
and slow digestion.
Tall men, and short character.
Steep profits, and shallow
These are the times of world peace,
but domestic warfare.
More leisure and less fun; more
kinds of food, but less nutrition.
These are days of two incomes, but
Fancier houses, but broken homes.
These are days of quick trips,
disposable diapers, throwaway
morality, one-night stands,
and pills that do everything from
cheer, to quiet, to kill.
It is a time when there is much in
the show window and nothing
in the stockroom.
A time when technology can bring
this letter to YOU,
and a time when you can CHOOSE:
either to pass this on....
or just hit delete. >>